Greetings from the Drexel University Computing Academy Residential Life Staff!
The Residential Life Staff is here to ensure the students have an enjoyable and memorable time outside of the classroom. We provide opportunities to experience activities in fields unrelated to computers, as well as foster a strong community between like-minded individuals. Residential Life provides these opportunities in a few ways: first, through weekend trips around the city to historical and cultural locations such as The Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Zoo; second, through workshops (often run by students) on topics ranging from “American Sign Language” to “Obfuscated Perl”; and finally, through community events such as game nights and barbeques.
The Residential Life Staff have incredibly diverse backgrounds such as the arts, technology, or occupational therapy. It’s because of these backgrounds we each approach college life with different perspectives and help create activities with the students’ wide-ranging interests in mind. Through living in the dorms and by following a college schedule, DUCA students gain an understanding of life in college; they’ll be living with a roommate, managing their time to complete assignments, and yes, even eating in the dining hall.
DUCA is a great opportunity to learn and study the many facets of computers, but it’s also a time for like-minded people to come together, share, teach and learn from their peers. It’s a time to work hard, have fun and build friendships that will last you well into the future.
Hopefully we’ll see you this summer!
DUCA Residential Life Director